Secret Vatican Off-The-beaten Path Tour with Sistine Chapel & Carriage Pavillon

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Do you want to enjoy the Vatican away from the usual throng of tourists? If so, this Hidden gems  Vatican Tour including Sistine Chapel is the perfect tour for you! You will have the services of a local guide who has a wealth of information on the history of this wonderful place.  You will be taken to see some of the lesser-known parts of the museums – places not on the usual tourist itinerary.  Visit the Gallery of Paintings (Pinacoteca), the New Wing with marvelous collections of Ancient Greek and Roman statues and the Carriage Pavilion with its wonderful exhibition of antique vehicles, including three Popemobiles!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.There will be a visit to the courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) followed by a visit to the recently re-opened New Wing with its exceptional collection of ancient statues.  This Gallery was originally opened in 1822 to display works of art previously confiscated by Napoleon and subsequently return from France following his defeat.  Of particular interest is the statue of The Emperor August of Primaporta and a mysterious statue of the River Nile.At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.We are sure you will love this tour and the Vatican City State!Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioYou will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.There will be a visit to the courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) followed by a visit to the recently re-opened New Wing with its exceptional collection of ancient statues.  This Gallery was originally opened in 1822 to display works of art previously confiscated by Napoleon and subsequently return from France following his defeat.  Of particular interest is the statue of The Emperor August of Primaporta and a mysterious statue of the River Nile.At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.We are sure you will love this tour and the Vatican City State!Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Stanze di Raffaello, Vatican City, LazioYou will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.There will be a visit to the courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) followed by a visit to the recently re-opened New Wing with its exceptional collection of ancient statues.  This Gallery was originally opened in 1822 to display works of art previously confiscated by Napoleon and subsequently return from France following his defeat.  Of particular interest is the statue of The Emperor August of Primaporta and a mysterious statue of the River Nile.At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.We are sure you will love this tour and the Vatican City State!Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioYou will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.There will be a visit to the courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) followed by a visit to the recently re-opened New Wing with its exceptional collection of ancient statues.  This Gallery was originally opened in 1822 to display works of art previously confiscated by Napoleon and subsequently return from France following his defeat.  Of particular interest is the statue of The Emperor August of Primaporta and a mysterious statue of the River Nile.At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.We are sure you will love this tour and the Vatican City State!Duration: 3 hoursLocation: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, LazioYou will meet with your guide outside the Vatican Museum and with skip-the-line entry you begin your tour away from the bustling tourist crowds and busy galleries.  This is truly an alternative experience of the Vatican Museums where you can immerse yourself in the history of the Catholic Church and the lives of the Popes.On the tour you have the opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known parts of the museums like the Gallery of Paintings where you will see wonderful masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and many more! Then it is on to the Carriage Pavilion where the many vehicles used over the centuries by the various Popes are displayed.  There is the Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, the Fiat Campagnola, the car in which Pope John Paul II was standing when an assassination attempt was made in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square.  There are also three Popemobiles on show (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated by Pope Francis in 2013.There will be a visit to the courtyard of the Pine Cone (cortile della Pigna) followed by a visit to the recently re-opened New Wing with its exceptional collection of ancient statues.  This Gallery was originally opened in 1822 to display works of art previously confiscated by Napoleon and subsequently return from France following his defeat.  Of particular interest is the statue of The Emperor August of Primaporta and a mysterious statue of the River Nile.At this point on the tour your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel (talking inside is strictly forbidden).  You will then be free to enjoy the rest of the museums and once you enter the Sistine Chapel you will have some background knowledge of the works displayed so that you can more fully appreciate its beauty and artistry.We are sure you will love this tour and the Vatican City State!Duration: 3 hoursLocation: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, Lazio

What’s included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
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